Artichoke Leek Dip – for Something Different!

Spinach-artichoke dip:
been there, done that…

I think we all have at one point
or another over the past 15 years.


I seem to be attending more parties this year that call for me to whip up appetizers.  I tend to focus on creamy based dishes for some reason.  Is it comforting? I think so.


A few weeks ago I made this artichoke and leek warm dip and thought I would share it with you:


ARTICHOKE LEEK DIP


2    8oz packages of cream cheese – softened
(cut the calories with low fat and/or no fat!)


1      8 oz jar of marinated artichoke hearts


1 leek diced small


1 tbl fresh parsley


2 cloves minced garlic


2 tbl fresh squeezed lemon


dash of smoked paprika


dash of cayenne pepper


Salt and Pepper to taste


1/2 cup potato chips crumbled


1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


In food processor – add drained artichoke hearts, chopped leek, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, parsley. Process until smooth. Add 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese.  Add cream cheese and blend thoroughly.  Place in a baking dish.


Crumble potato chips, mix with remaining Parmesan.


Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve with crackers



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